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San Leandro in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Leandro Courthouse Site

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. San Leandro Courthouse Site Marker
Inscription.  
Courthouse of Alameda County on this site early months of 1855. Moved here officially on March 10, 1856 by act of Legislature February 8, 1856. Site donated for county purposes by Jose Joaquin Estudillo. Courthouse move to Oakland 1873.
 
Erected 1933 by Alameda County Parlors, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 37° 43.483′ N, 122° 9.552′ W. Marker is in San Leandro, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Davis Street and Clarke Street (California Highway 61/112), on the right when traveling east on Davis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Leandro CA 94577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Little Brown Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa Peralta (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
San Leandro Courthouse Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. San Leandro Courthouse Site Marker
line); San Leandro – Cherry Festivals (about 300 feet away); Historic Daniel & Meta Best Home (about 400 feet away); San Leandro – Industry (about 500 feet away); Estudillo Home (about 500 feet away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leandro.
 
San Leandro Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Bancroft Library – Univ. of California, circa 1868
3. San Leandro Courthouse
On October 21, 1868 a major earthquake struck on the Hayward Fault destroying the courthouse. Deputy County Clerk J. W. Josselyn was killed and four prisoners had to be rescued from the basement jail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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